Starter: Matt Hasselbeck
Backup: Charlie Whitehurst
The Seahawks will be in a transition period this year at the quarterback position. It's no secret that Hasselbeck's best days are behind him, and the Seahawks brought in Whitehurst to be his replacement.
Hasselbeck struggled in 2009 by throwing a career-high of 17 interceptions to go along with 17 touchdowns. With no signs of a turnaround looming for Hasselbeck, new head coach Pete Carroll will most likely turn to Whitehurst early in 2010.
The Seahawks swapped second-round picks with San Diego and gave the Chargers a third-round pick to acquire Whitehurst prior to April's draft. The Seahawks immediately gave Whitehurst a two-year, $8 million contract extension.
Clearly, the Seahawks are ready to move forward with Whitehurst as their starter even though he has never thrown a pass in the regular season.
The Seahawks did their best to improve the passing game through the draft. They used their top pick to draft LT Russell Okung to protect Whitehurst's blind side, and they picked up Golden Tate to add another weapon on the outside.
Given the fact that this position will be a timeshare for at least a little bit of the season, I would stay away from both quarterbacks, but Whitehurst may provide some value late in the year if he takes over the starting role.
Hasselbeck Projection: 2,400 yards, 13 TDs, 12 INTs
Whitehurst Projection: 970 yards, 7 TDs, 6 INTs